EUROPE & CIS: Cathay’s Tyler set as next IATA head

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that its Board of Governors has selected Tony Tyler, CEO of Hong Kongbased Cathay Pacific Airways, in a unanimous decision to fill the post of IATA director general and CEO following the retirement of Giovanni Bisignani, next year. The Board will recommend Tyler’s appointment to IATA’s Annual General […]


The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that its Board of Governors has selected Tony Tyler, CEO of Hong Kongbased Cathay Pacific Airways, in a unanimous decision to fill the post of IATA director general and CEO following the retirement of Giovanni Bisignani, next year. The Board will recommend Tyler’s appointment to IATA’s Annual General Meeting planned for 6-8 June 2011 in Cairo Egypt. Tyler’s duties as the Association’s head are scheduled to commence 1 July 2011. “Tony’s leadership of Cathay Pacific through challenging times prepares him well for the job,” said David Bronczek, CEO of FedEx Express and chairman of the IATA Board of Governors. “His knowledge of Asia will help IATA take advantage of opportunities in the industry’s largest market. And his global experience gives Tony the right perspective for our global association.” Bronczek said that since taking the helm of IATA in 2002, Bisignani “rebuilt the association, restored its relevance and set a very high benchmark for its leadership.”